ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pediatric Thoracic Surgery up to date
Okan Solak1, Atilla Gürses2
1Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Afyon
2Yedikule Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
Pediatric thoracic surgery, which had an important place and was so popular among thoracic surgeons in the first years of Thoracic Surgery, became the least popular branch in the course of time. For the last 20 years, the agenda of thoracic surgeons consists of lung pathology of adult patients, surgery and staging of malignant diseases and lung transplantation. Number of studies about pediatric thoracic surgery presented in the national and international meetings of thoracic surgery decreased. In the current article we tried to evaluate the course and causes of this alteration.
Keywords : Thoracic Surgery; Pediatrics/Surgery
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